The only revolution I’m seeing is in my stomach: Daily Bullshit, July 12, 2016 (updated again and again)

Updated for a story on cops arresting people for criticizing cops following the Dallas killings.[1] Updated again for a story on Hillary Clinton not having been investigated for violations of the Federal Records Act.[2] Updated yet again for Robert Scheer on Bernie Sanders’ capitulation to endorsement of Hillary Clinton[3] and for a Reuters/Ipsos survey suggesting that Clinton is widening her lead over Donald Trump.[4]


Hillary Clinton

Jonathan Turley, now back from Alaska, has finally commented on the decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her mishandling of classified information via email. It’s not a legally substantive post, but rather one that comments on the political ramifications.[5] Simply put, I don’t care about Turley’s political analysis; that’s not at all what I was looking for.

In the meantime, a Hill story quotes Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledging that Clinton was not investigated for violations of the Federal Records Act.[6]

Candorville, by Darrin Bell, July 12, 2016, via GoComics, fair use.

Julian Hattem, “GOP rips into Lynch, who refuses to discuss details in Clinton case,” Hill, July 12, 2016, http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/287355-gop-lays-into-lynch-for-passing-on-clinton-case

Jonathan Turley, “ABC/Washington Post Poll: 56 Percent of Voters Believe That Hillary Clinton Should Have Been Charged After FBI Investigation,” July 12, 2016, https://jonathanturley.org/2016/07/12/abcwashington-post-poll-56-percent-of-voters-believe-that-hillary-clinton-should-have-been-charged-by-the-fbi/

Katie Bo Williams, “Lynch: Clinton not investigated for Federal Records Act violations,” Hill, July 12, 2016, http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/287397-lynch-clinton-investigation-did-not-look-at-federal-records-act


Police killings

Ted Rall, July 12, 2016, via GoComics, fair use.

Naomi LaChance, “After Dallas Shootings, Police Arrest People for Criticizing Cops on Facebook and Twitter,” Intercept, July 12, 2016, https://theintercept.com/2016/07/12/after-dallas-shootings-police-arrest-people-for-criticizing-cops-on-facebook-and-twitter/

Barack Obama, “Remarks by the President at Memorial Service for Fallen Dallas Police Officers,” White House, July 12, 2016, https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/12/remarks-president-memorial-service-fallen-dallas-police-officers


Horse race

Bernie Sanders is now dead to me.

Reports of two polls are reported here. The results starkly contradict each other and I’m inclined to believe the Reuters/Ipsos poll over the NBC News poll but I have not dug into the methodology to confirm my suspicions about sampling in the latter poll.

Lisa Hagen and Ben Kamisar, “Sanders endorses Clinton as Dems join forces against Trump,” Hill, July 12, 2016, http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/287328-sanders-endorses-clinton

Hannah Hartig, John Lapinski, and Stephanie Psyllos, “Hillary Clinton’s Lead Over Trump Shrinks After Controversial Week: Poll,” NBC News, July 12, 2016, http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/hillary-clinton-s-lead-over-trump-shrinks-after-controversial-week-n607351

Caitlin MacNeal, “Clinton’s Lead Over Trump Shrinks Again In Weekly Tracking Poll,” Talking Points Memo, July 12, 2016, http://talkingpointsmemo.com/polltracker/clinton-lead-shrinks-nbc-tracking-poll

Chris Kahn, “Clinton extends lead over Trump to 13 points: Reuters/Ipsos,” Reuters, July 13, 2016, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll-idUSKCN0ZS2MO


Financial fraud

Cops kill Black men and go unpunished. Hillary Clinton mishandles classified information and goes unpunished. The Bush administration not only illegally invaded Iraq but committed war crimes and goes unpunished. Bankers plunge the country into the worst recession since the Great Depression and go unpunished. But Barack Obama “insist[s] that we are not as divided as we seem.”[7] This is Obama’s legacy before anything else: He took care of the powerful and left everyone else to twist on the vine.

David Dayen, “Eric Holder’s Longtime Excuse for Not Prosecuting Banks Just Crashed and Burned,” Intercept, July 12, 2016, https://theintercept.com/2016/07/12/eric-holders-longtime-excuse-for-not-prosecuting-banks-just-crashed-and-burned/


Bernie Sanders

I think Robert Scheer gets it right except for one thing: He suggests he didn’t believe Bernie Sanders would capitulate.[8] That’s naïve.

Robert Scheer, “Et Tu, Bernie?” Truthdig, July 12, 2016, http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/et_tu_bernie_20160712


  1. [1]Naomi LaChance, “After Dallas Shootings, Police Arrest People for Criticizing Cops on Facebook and Twitter,” Intercept, July 12, 2016, https://theintercept.com/2016/07/12/after-dallas-shootings-police-arrest-people-for-criticizing-cops-on-facebook-and-twitter/
  2. [2]Katie Bo Williams, “Lynch: Clinton not investigated for Federal Records Act violations,” Hill, July 12, 2016, http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/287397-lynch-clinton-investigation-did-not-look-at-federal-records-act
  3. [3]Robert Scheer, “Et Tu, Bernie?” Truthdig, July 12, 2016, http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/et_tu_bernie_20160712
  4. [4]Chris Kahn, “Clinton extends lead over Trump to 13 points: Reuters/Ipsos,” Reuters, July 13, 2016, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll-idUSKCN0ZS2MO
  5. [5]Jonathan Turley, “ABC/Washington Post Poll: 56 Percent of Voters Believe That Hillary Clinton Should Have Been Charged After FBI Investigation,” July 12, 2016, https://jonathanturley.org/2016/07/12/abcwashington-post-poll-56-percent-of-voters-believe-that-hillary-clinton-should-have-been-charged-by-the-fbi/
  6. [6]Katie Bo Williams, “Lynch: Clinton not investigated for Federal Records Act violations,” Hill, July 12, 2016, http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/287397-lynch-clinton-investigation-did-not-look-at-federal-records-act
  7. [7]Barack Obama, “Remarks by the President at Memorial Service for Fallen Dallas Police Officers,” White House, July 12, 2016, https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/12/remarks-president-memorial-service-fallen-dallas-police-officers
  8. [8]Robert Scheer, “Et Tu, Bernie?” Truthdig, July 12, 2016, http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/et_tu_bernie_20160712

3 thoughts on “The only revolution I’m seeing is in my stomach: Daily Bullshit, July 12, 2016 (updated again and again)

  1. Yeah. That’s weird. Maybe not an FBI area? The story doesn’t say much and I’m really not familiar with who’s responsible for what.

    Is it something like the FBI only investigating criminal matters and the Federal Records Act being a civil matter?

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